so here we are! the final post that will bring it all together. i thought about spitting it up a little more but that just seemed mean ;). if you missed the first two components, check them out here and here.
before i get into that though i just have a couple things to say. recently davida wrote a post about the things a year of blogging has taught her and it got me thinking about the last two years. i started this blog because i needed an outlet. and what was the biggest thing i gained?
last week through me for a little bit of a whirlwind. and in all the unexpected goings-on, i completely forgot to celebrate my little blog’s second anniversary! i can’t believe i have been writing for 2 years and i can’t believe the support i have received during that time. none of this would be possible without all of my wonderful readers, some who have been here since the beginning. thank you all of you for taking time out of your busy schedules to read, comment, try my recipes and most importantly connect with me over something i am truly passionate about. here’s to another 2 years, hopefully during which there will be some big changes going on!
this week will be devoted to building up to an apex recipe, one that is worthy of a celebration like a second anniversary. raw almond butter and caramel apple cheesecake squares. a mouthful- yes. but delicious? hells yes.
i decided to split up the components because each could stand on it’s own without the others. today we will start with a raw vegan caramel sauce.
halvah was a fairly recent discovery on my end, but once i tried it, i was hooked. there’s just something about sesame that i am completely obsessed with. but you could probably tell that from this, this, this, this and this. oh and this.
so when north coast naturals asked me to make another recipe using their products, i decided to try and create some healthier halvah using hemp seeds! and it was such a success, i’ve been asked for the recipe from quite a few people who i let try them!
this post marks my second foray into the blogger's book club, from left to write. this month's book was "prayers for the stolen” by jennifer clement, an exploration of the life of a girl growing up in a poor town in mexico where the threat of being stolen and sold for prostitution is a very real and daily endurance.
when i signed up to read this book, i knew it was going to be a challenge. not because it was long or full of complex language. it is actually quite short (i read it in 2 mornings) and simply written. i put off reading this book until the last minute. it was because i knew it would be difficult to read about a story that put into sharp focus the horrors that continue to go on in the world, often unnoticed by many, and just how silly all of my own problems would seem.